Costa Rica Handbook

by Christopher Baker, circa 1994

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Traditional Review

Christopher Baker's Costa Rica Handbook is part of the Moon Travel Handbooks series that I've enjoyed in many other corners of the world including New Zealand and New Mexico. Strong points of the book include the following: I think the book was well worth the $17.95 I paid for the May 1994 edition. Moon Publications has on-line ordering information or you can order from

If you are doing an independent public bus-based trip, you might find the Lonely Planet guide helpful, but in general everyone I know who has tried both prefers the Moon guide.

Text copyright Christopher Baker. Photographs copyright Philip Greenspun.